Djokovic hits out at US Open organisers for shifting men's final to Monday

Johannesburg, Sept 9 (ANI): World No.1 Novak Djokovic has hit out at the organisers of the US Open for their scheduling of his matches on Saturday and clarified that he is not pleased with the new Monday final plans this year.

According to Sport24, Djokovic unleashed his fury after advancing to his fourth consecutive US Open championship match and 12th Grand Slam final by defeating Swiss ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Serbian star said that he did not find it very fair to play his first match at 12 noon and then having to go to bed at 3 am two days ago after his quarter-final, whereas the other semi-finalists had so many days off.

Telecast partners, who provide rich rights fees to finance the event, likely had major influence over which match was played when on Saturday, the report said.

Djokovic said that scheduling had to be made right because the opinions of the players were to be respected more.

The men's final was moved to Monday from Sunday this year in response to player complaints about it being scheduled the next day after Saturday semi-finals in prior years, the report added.

The player said that he was not in support of a Monday final as it could affect players who were going to play in the Davis Cup. (ANI)


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